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new member w/new .357

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by pitbull8151, Dec 25, 2006.

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  1. pitbull8151

    pitbull8151 Member

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    Hi all,
    I am just checking in to get some opinions on a good gun cleaner and oil.
    I just recieved a Tarus .357 model 66ss6.
    What are some good cleaners to remove powder residue after firing several rounds.
    Any good lubricants??...I have Royal Purple synthetic...
     
  2. Cosmoline

    Cosmoline Member

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    I really really like the M-Pro style cleaner and CLP. They're effective without being nearly as toxic as the traditional ones. Hoppes has a line of them out now too. With CLP just remember a little goes a long way. You don't need to put on more than a thin layer. With your revolver the biggest cleaning challenge comes from residue in the chambers, esp. the buildup from shooting a lot of .38 Special. A good set of brushes is helpful, preferably a wee bit oversized.
     
  3. NailGun

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    Howdy Pitbull, and welcome to the forum.
    Hope you enjoy your new Taurus...safely..:)
    For cleaning, I just use Hoppe's #9 to get the black stuff out, then use Break Free CLP as a lube/protective coating. It may require some scrubbing with a toothbrush (never a steel brush) to remove the powder fouling from the cylinder. Nice Gun!
     
  4. MikeWSC

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    Pitbull8151,

    Nylon brushes with some hopps #9 works great, use a cotton .38/.357 swab
    through the cylinders and bore. I found a great new product made in Michigan
    called Gunzilla for use in the bore. Its non-toxic, found it down at Camp Perry
    durring the National Matches. I've used it on my pistols,rifles and shotguns.:D
    Works great at keeping the fouling out of the barrel, I think its available on-line.

    My wife and I both shoot .357's and also keep a .38/.357 Bore Snake in our
    range bag.

    Hope your having a great Christmas and a warm welcome to THR .
     
  5. SJshooter

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    Breakfree CLP and FP-101 (by Shooter's Choice) are excellent... you can use them to lube, clean and protect. They smell better than Hoppe's too.
     
  6. Monkeybear

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    Breakfree CLP is what I use + a little Hoppes #9 solvent for the chambers and barrel. Just get the Hoppes Kit for 9mm/.357/38spl and a non spray can bottle of CLP.
     
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    Welcome to the forum!!

    Hoppes #9 solvent and Remington Gun Oil.
    Lead Away cloth when needed.
     
  8. SJshooter

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